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1637 Hikes
Basalt Ridge

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
17.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4900 ft.
Highest Point: 7400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
The Basalt Ridge Trail is 8.5 miles long, and is used primarily by hikers, mountain bikers, and stock users. It begins at the Basalt Ridge Trailhead on Chiwawa River Road 6200, and ends at the Garland Peak Trail.
 
 
Rock Mountain via Rock Lake

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4050 ft.
Highest Point: 6852.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(10 votes)
There may be an easier way to reach the summit of Rock Mountain but if you are looking to earn your ascent in a shorter amount of time, the Rock Lake trail approach offers you alpine meadows and stunning views of peaks within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest via this lesser-traveled but steeper route right off Highway near Stevens Pass.
 
 
Crow Butte Park

Central Washington -- Tri-Cities

 
6.0 miles of trails
Gain: 250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
Crow Butte Park is located near Patterson, along the Columbia River. The park is operated by the Port of Benton, and it is possible to camp here as well as explore six miles of trail.
 
 
Picture Lake

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 4200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.11
(9 votes)
Follow a short, ADA-accessible path around Picture Lake, home to one of the most photographed vistas in America. Featuring a backdrop of craggy Mount Shuksan and a foreground of wilflowers ringing a sparkling lake in summer, Picture Lake is pretty as, well, a picture.
 
 
Poe Mountain via Little Wenatchee Trailhead

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 6015.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Three thousand feet in three miles make the Little Wenatchee a substantial albeit relatively short hike for exercise provided. The trail was the primary supply route to the old Poe Mountain lookout, and like many lookout access trails wastes no time in getting to the top. But it is well built, switchbacking up the hill. The first two-thirds of the hike are in light tree cover, so the views come as a surprise when you get to them.
 
 
No Name

Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

 
0.4 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
A short connector trail between Bear Ridge and Shangri La trails that creates a loop out of the two. Also connect to Red Cedars via the No Name Trail.
 
 
Seattle View Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
Aptly named, find excellent views of Seattle from this connector trail on Tiger Mountain.
 
 
I-90 Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
20.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 120.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(1 vote)
An important route through urban King County, this 10-mile paved trail follows I-90 across Lake Washington, linking Seattle with Bellevue.
 
 
Turkey Creek

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2060 ft.
Highest Point: 5300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(4 votes)
This creekside trail winds through old-growth, connecting the Panjab Trail to the Teepee Trailhead.
 
 
Old Gib

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
9.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 6300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
A trail that goes from the Estes Butte Lookout site to Carne Mountain. Some parts may be overgrown and blowdown should be expected.
 
 
Upper Twin Lake

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 2850.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
This is an ideal ‘multi-modal’ kid hike, featuring a two mile bike ride, followed by an easy and quite pretty half mile hike. We did the bike and hike with our kids when they were four and six, and they enjoyed it.
 
 
Suntop Lookout

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
2.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.27
(11 votes)
Reaching the summit of Suntop can require considerable energy, or it can be a simple short walk, but the views of Mount Rainier and the White River valley below are worth it any way you slice it. Hike either 16 miles or just two, depending on which trail you use.
 
 
Skookum Flats

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
7.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 2550.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(20 votes)
Choose between a shorter or longer river walk through old-growth forest to a 250-foot cascading waterfall.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Trail 120

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
2.0 miles, one-way
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Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The trails on Mount Spokane interlace, offering opportunities to create long or short hikes. Trail 120 allows hikers to loop onto the Kit Carson Trail and beyond.
 
 
City Hall to Pike Place

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
A Downtown Seattle walk featuring stairways, art, architecture, history, and views of Puget Sound.
 
 
Lyre Conservation Area

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
A lovely protected space on a half-mile of beach along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This area is just 20 miles west of Port Angeles -- perfect for a picnic or a short day trip.
 
 
Sunset Hill Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.25 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(1 vote)
A small park tucked into the Crown Hill neighborhood of Ballard.
 
 
Lower Pete's Creek

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 1500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
The Lower Pete's Creek trail starts on the same side of the road as the parking area and privy. The Pete’s Creek trail to Colonel Bob is on the opposite side of the road, just behind the “Pete’s Creek Trail” sign. They’re easy to tell apart because Lower Pete's Creek starts flat, and the Pete's Creek trail to Colonel Bob begins climbing right away.
 
 
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) - Hyak to Windy Pass

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
Rating:
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0.00
(0 votes)
This short section of the PCT heads south out of Snoqualmie Pass and to Windy Pass, where it is possible to access Mount Catherine, or do a longer loop before heading back towards the trailhead at Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 
Tanner Landing Park

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 520.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
A pleasant walk along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie, as well as a large field and wildflowers. Great for a short hike or picnic.
 
 
Riverside State Park - Trail 211

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1750.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Trail 211 is a short connector trail located within Riverside State Park.
 
 
Illahee State Park

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
0.5 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
Find this tiny gem of a state park on the Kitsap Peninsula, tucked between Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. Vistors here will find prime beachside meandering and a relaxing atmosphere, enhanced by the dense forest typical of land in the Puget Sound area.
 
 
Nute's Pond Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A small park on Bainbridge Island.
 
 
Berthusen Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 111.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Berthusen Park offers up plenty of great opportunities to get outdoors and explore. This beautiful park, the site of a homestead from the late 1800s, has antique farm machinery, a historical cabin, a big red barn and a great playground with a wonderful swing set for kids.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Trail 131

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
1.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 550 ft.
Highest Point: 5119.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A year-round trail, Trail 131 is the main snowshoe access trail to Bald Knob Campground and connecting trails.
 
 
John C. Shields Park (Minnehaha)

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
27.0 miles of trails
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 2380.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This popular multi-sport park provides trail access to the Beacon Hill trail network.
 
 
Camp Sekani Park

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
27.0 miles of trails
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 2380.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
An extensive network of trails is accessible from Camp Sekani Park in the Spokane Valley.
 
 
Owl Mountain

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 4730.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Owl Mountain is a challenging hike to a remote viewpoint in the far northeast corner of the Kettle River Range.
 
 
Riverside State Park - Trail 10

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
Highest Point: 1800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
One of many trails in the network at Riverside State Park.
 
 
Poo Poo Point

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
7.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1748 ft.
Highest Point: 2021.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.83
(115 votes)
Hike railroad grades dating from the logging era. Cross many small creeks, some of them seasonal. Pass tall trees draped with moss. Enjoy ferns and, in season, forest wildflowers and a few wild berries. Reach a fine viewpoint that's also a favorite launching spot for paragliders.